Rebel by Willo Davis Roberts

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Her name was Amanda Jane Keeling, but from the time she was two, everyone called her Rebel.

Rebel's first word was "No!" And it was downhill from there. As a toddler she resisted strained spinach and potty training. At five, she refused to go to kindergarten. Now at fourteen, she has toned down her rebellious streak somewhat, but whenever faced with a challenge she still feels the need to confront it head on, despite the opinions or advice of others.

When Rebel and her friend Moses -- the only boy she's ever met who can match her in both wit and height -- witness some strange goings-on, instead of going straight to the police, they decide to investigate the matters themselves. A bizarre robbery, an open door in the middle of the night, muddy footprints...all these clues lead Rebel and Moses to more questions than answers. But still they won't go for help. Little do they know the danger that awaits them....


About Willo Davis Roberts

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Willo Davis Roberts lives in Washington State with her husband, David, a writer-photographer. She is the author of more than ninety books, many of them mystery, suspense, medical background, and historical novels for adults. Her books for children include Don't Hurt Laurie! (Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and the Young Hoosier Book Award); The Magic Book (Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year); Megan's Island, The Absolutely True Story...How I Visited Yellowstone Park with the Terrible Rupes, and Twisted Summer (each a recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Juvenile Mystery Award); The Kidnappers; and Hostage.
Published July 1, 2003 by Atheneum. 160 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Showing the rooms between bouts of housepainting enables Rebel and Moses to trace who the perps might be, and Rebel’s independent streak keeps the more sensible Moses from calling the police until it is almost too late.

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Last Friday, June 10, 2011, I got an invitation to attend the media screening of award winning documentary filmmaker Pamela Roberts’ new feature, Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel, presented by Georgia Public Broadcasting Media (GPB).

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The "double helix" of Eastwood's creative and real-life DNA is so intertwined, says author Marc Eliot in American Rebel, it's impossible to separate the private man from his on-screen persona. Notoriously private, Eastwood, 79, rarely talks about his movies, let alone his life, s...

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